Days after slamming the mayor of Philadelphia for attempting to prohibit the Made in America Festival from returning to the city, Jay-Z, Roc Nation and the city of Philadelphia have come to an agreement. According to a July 23 report by USA Today, the “Made In America” will be staying in Philly.
“We are happy to announce the Made in America festival will continue at the heart of the Philadelphia, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for many years to come,” Desiree Perez, chief operating officer of Roc Nation, said in a statement with Mayor Jim Kenney.
Mayor Kenney said he is appreciative of the festival and called the recent attempt to move the festival an “unfortunate misunderstanding” that he hopes can lead to a positive outcome.
“The Made in America festival belongs in Philadelphia, the birthplace of our country and I’m optimistic that we can turn an unfortunate misunderstanding into a positive outcome and even stronger event. I look forward to working with Roc Nation and Live Nation, and maintaining this Philadelphia tradition for years to come.” Mayor Kenny said in a statement.
Had a productive meeting today with @RocNation about the future of @MIAFestival. We addressed each other’s concerns and came to an agreement after last week’s misunderstanding. The festival belongs here in Philly — and on the Parkway. https://t.co/Ezjvwjbmd6
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) July 23, 2018